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Fossil Fest offers family fun Saturday at fairgrounds


Dig up family fun at Fossil Fest Saturday

Participate in hands-on digs and learn secrets of the past at Fossil Fest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The cost is $6 for adults. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. For information, call (813) 909-9358 or visit


Get your bid in at property auction

Harris Auctions will have a commercial property absolute auction March 19 for 2.2 acres of real estate at the southeast corner of State Road 60 and Mulrennan Road. The auction begins at 10 a.m. at 3307 SR 60 in Brandon. For information, visit

Brandon High plans 50-year class reunion

Brandon High School's Class of 1961 will have a reunion April 16. For information, call Sandra Robertson at (813) 657-7687.


Great American Song Book at the library

Experience the music of great American composers such as Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Ellington and Rodgers at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The music program features vocalist Perley Rousseau and pianist Sonny Daye. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

Book sale to benefit homeschooled kids

The Tampa Bay HEAT, a homeschool support group, presents a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Winthrop Pole Barn, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. The sale is open to the public. Shop for books, games, movies, magazines, homeschool curriculum and education materials.

Chamber will host annual golf tourney

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual golf tournament March 19 at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club, 13050 Summerfield Blvd. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Individuals play for $90 or $350 per foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Register by March 11. For more information, call (813) 234-5944. Visit

Get swinging to jazz standards

The Eastern Hillsborough Community Band presents a jazz concert at 7 p.m. March 31 at Rice Creek Mobile Home Park, 10714 Rice Creek Drive off U.S. 301 in Riverview. The concert is free, but donations are appreciated. For information about the band, call (813) 569-1771 or visit


Walk-A-Thon sign-up at Big Draw Studio

The Keller Williams Realty South Shore Market Center team's South Shore Cares organization will come together for a Walk-A-Thon Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Big Draw Studio at the Thriftway Shopping Plaza in Ruskin. A fun walk starts at 9. To learn more about this event, call (813) 641-8300 or visit

Low-cost spay and neuter clinic for cats

Feline Folks hosts a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, Operation Feline Fix, for free-roaming cats on Saturday at C.A.R.E, 1528 27th St. The cost is $10 per cat or kitten. Dropoff time is 7:30 a.m. Pickup is 2:30 p.m. Reservation required. For more information or to register, call (813) 633-7302.

Learn to get rid of unwanted stress

A free relaxation and stress management workshop begins at 10 a.m. March 25 at the South County Family Support and Resource Center, 303 College Ave. For information, call (813) 641-5600.


Renewable energy workshop for farmers

Hillsborough County's Agriculture Industry Development Program and Extension partners with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office to present a free workshop on programs available to assist farmers, ranchers and rural businesses with renewable energy projects from 1 to 5 p.m. April 5. Seating is limited. To register contact Alayna Shiver at (813) 272- 5909. For more information, contact Stephen Gran at (813) 272-5506.

Sun City Center

Dog show, a tail wagging good time

Register now for the annual Sun City Center Dog Show March 26 at Community Hall, 1910 Pebble Beach Blvd. The parade of dogs starts at 9:30 a.m. and doors open at 8:30 a.m. To download a registration form, visit or pick one up at the SCC Dog Park. The deadline to register is Monday.


Knitters gather to chat and stitch

The Stitching Witches meet every other Friday at Mystikal Scents, 9545 E Fowler Ave. Newcomers are invited to join the group, where participants knit, crochet and work on other needle crafts in a social atmosphere. For more information, call (813) 986-3212.


Gardener signs books, offers tips on citrus

Author Monica Morand Brandies will sign copies of her book Citrus: How to Grow and Use Citrus Fruits, Flowers, and Foliage and talk to readers at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Willow Herbal Delight Gardens at the end of Ray Road. For information, call (813) 643-7285.

Register for benefit golf tournament

Register now for a golf tournament to benefit Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. March 26 at Bloomingdale Golfers Club, 4113 Great Golfers Place. The cost to play is $75 per person. For information, contact Andy Chasanoff at (813) 744-5307.

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